Roman on Akhamadaliev: “He Likes to Fight with His Hands Down”

Daniel Roman Looking To Expose Mandatory Challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev

Daniel Roman
Daniel Roman

Daniel Roman Looking To Expose Mandatory Challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev

On January 30 at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, Florida, WBA/IBF world Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (27-2, 10 KOs) will defend those titles against undefeated WBA mandatory contender Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0, 6 KOs).

The City of Angels Boxing gym in Los Angeles held a public workout on January 24. The LA-based, 29-year-old champion would talk about his upcoming fight while taking part in the event.

“He makes a few mistakes, he likes to fight with his hands down. Not sure if that’s his style, but those are the flaws I see in him. Akhmadaliev might not have the experience as a pro, but he was a great Olympic amateur who won a bronze medal. At this level, there are no easy fights. His style and my style are going to make for a great bout.”


Akhmadaliev has been on the fast track from the beginning of his career. He would become the WBA’s top contender following a 9th round TKO win over Isaac Zarate in November 2018. In spite of his limited professional experience, the 25-year-old from Namangan, Uzbekistan has the skill and talent that it’s worth the risk putting him in the ring against tough, hard-nosed world champion.

Roman also said he’s in great shape and his shoulder injury is 100 percent and completely healed. The aforementioned injury forced him to pull out of a previously scheduled bout against Akhmadaliev on September 13, 2019.

Roman – Akhmadaliev will air live on DAZN on a multiple world title fight card headlined. Demetrius Andrade will headline as he defends the WBO world title against Luke Keeler. Given the styles of Roman and Akhadaliev, it’s a fight that can’t help but be an exciting fight. Don’t be surprised if these two super bantamweights produce the fight of the night.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

About Michael Wilson 577 Articles
Michael is the host of boxing podcast "Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report" and is a writer/contributor for